Trance DJ Robert Miles dies after battle with cancer
Swiss DJ Robert Miles has tragically passed away at the age of 47. His online Balearic radio station Open Lab released a statement attributing the death to metastatic cancer.
“Robert passed away peacefully last night after a courageous battle with stage 4 metastatic cancer over the last 9 months,”
“Throughout it he was strong, determined, incredibly brave and did everything he could to fight this horrendous disease, Robert was more than just an artist, he was a pioneer, a creator, an inspiration, a son, a father, our friend.”
Robert Miles (born Robert Concina) was most well known for his hit 1996 tune 'Children', which reached number one in 12 countries.
The track is sampled in Mt. Eden's song 'If It Wasn't For Love', which features on the George playlist at the moment. Check out the video below.
Close friend and long time collaborator of Robert, Joe T Vannelli, paid tribute to the DJ in a Facebook statement:
"The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset.
"I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled."
Other DJs have taken to Twitter to tribute Robert.